Date & Time:
Sat October 8, 2022
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public
Join Block Museum curator Janet Dees for a gallery talk closely considering two works from the Block’s collection that explore the legacy of slavery: Jacob Lawrence’s print The March, from the series The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1995) and Omar Victor Diop’s photograph Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, from the series Project Diaspora (2014).
Dees is the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Block Museum of Art, and curator of Winter–Spring 2022 Block exhibition A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence.
This gallery talk will be followed by a performance from artists Mendi + Keith Obadike at the neighboring Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. Guests are welcome to join us for one or both programs; registration required.
This program is held in connection with 2022–23 One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with The History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith and presented by the Block Museum in partnership with The Alumnae of Northwestern University.
Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org